(Col Sellin) ~ America’s Hopelessly Corrupt Political-Media Culture by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD ~ “A special place in hell will be reserved for the American media, whose blatant lies, lies of omission and left-wing commentary masquerading as news have made truth a political commodity, undermined democracy and facilitated the very corruption the people’s “watchdog” was designed to prevent.” Family Security Matters…
America’s Hopelessly Corrupt Political-Media Cultureby LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
August 28, 2014truth lies corruption _ L
The United States has dire problems at home and perilous threats from abroad, all of which are solvable, but not with the politicians who are now wielding the power and the journalists who are controlling the national dialogue, few of whom serve the interests of the country or tell the American people the truth.
For Democrats, the only things Americans have in common are our differences. They attain and maintain power by practicing tribal politics, emphasizing and exploiting divisions based on race, ethnicity, gender and income. A united and healthy America is an anathema to the Democratic Party.Democrats do not offer coherent policies to address national issues, but present a collection of simultaneous arguments embracing grievances and entitlements for which no solutions are ever sufficient and whose demands for redress become ever more extreme.
Human Experimentation, Bio, Chemical, Etc…..
By Bionic Mosquito
August 21, 2014Email PrintFacebookTwitterShareI continue with my review of The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin Van Creveld. The introduction can be found here.Van Creveld’s opening chapter covers what he describes as the time before the state – pre-history to AD 1300. In this chapter, he reviews tribes – with and without rulers, city-states, and early empires – e.g. China and Egypt.
In this post I will focus on his section regarding the city-state. As in all such sweeping views of even a specific aspect of history, much of what is written is a generalization – not all aspects will be found in every city-state. …the outstanding feature of classical city-states was that their citizens appointed certain persons among themselves to govern all of them. …we are talking here not of rulers but of magistrates.
Unlike many of the tribal societies before, governance of the city-state was not based on descent. This position also did not come with the concept of “ownership”; the appointed magistrates did not “own” all of the property or the people – they were not necessarily the wealthiest or most powerful citizens of the city, they did not lord over the other citizens:
Sowell: Random Thoughts
Creators Syndicate ^ | August 19, 2014 | Thomas SowellPosted on 8/18/2014, 5:03:22 PM by jazusamo
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.
Is America Too Far Gone?
americanthinker.com ^ | 8/1/2014 | Patricia L. DicksonPosted on 8/1/2014, 9:32:14 AM by rktmanA recent poll by